Superstar guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and Gothic princess Candice Night teamed up in 1996 to form the Renaissance-influenced band Blackmore’s Night. Music, merriment, and a deep respect for ancient musical traditions have distinguished the group for its profoundly unique approach to music and entertainment. Their music is inspired by medieval music with themes of love.
In the late 1960s Ritchie Blackmore was an original member of the heavy rock band Deep Purple. The band’s first single “Hush” reached #4 on the US charts and they later went on to release the immortal rock song, “Smoke on the Water.” Later Blackmore headed the successful band Rainbow, which fused baroque style music with hard rock. Blackmore came in the top 50 of Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
Candace Night has been singing since she was six months old. She did modeling in her teens and 20s and wrote poetry and lyrics along the way. She met Richie Blackmore during her stint as a radio station intern. She worked with him in Deep Purple and Rainbow, before they began their ultimate collaboration known as Blackmore’s Night.
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